Helm of Awe Valknut Pendant With Celtic Knots and Runes

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  • Materials: 100% Sterling Silver
  • Overall size (to outer edges): More than 1-1/8 diameter (31mm)
  • Size of circle: 7/8 inch diameter (22mm)
  • Item number: wh139

Its unique shape is one of the things that gives this pendant its powerful look: Crenellations around the outer edge bring to mind castles, weapons and armor. There's one for each of the eight forks that define the helm of awe, and each bears a runic symbol.

At the center of the pendant is a Valknut symbol, the honorable “knot of slain warriors'. Surrounding the Valknut is the Aeishjalmr, or Helm of Awe, with its eight tridents pointing outward in defense of the center. A wreath of Celtic knots encircles the Aeishjalmr and helps give the pendant the look of a medal

The symbols and detailing is all done in relief with a darkened oxidized background to visually set them off. The subtly concave-shaped back of the pendant is also decorated, with a hammered finish.

The Vikings were renowned warriors, fearless and awe-inspiring. Medieval accounts tell of a powerful symbol – the Aeishjalmr - that was marked on warriors' foreheads before going into battle. The word 'Aegishjalmr' is rooted in Norse mythology and is made up of 'Aegis' or Shield, and 'Hjalmr' or Helm, which in this case means a position of control, as in the helm of a ship. The Helm of Awe was said to have magic that would empower the warriors with invincibility. An epic poem of that age relates how:
“The Helm of Awe
I wore before the sons of men
In defense of my treasure;
Amongst all, I alone was strong,
I thought to myself,
For I found no power a match for my own.”

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